Shakib’s expectations for the Asia Cup are realistic


Shakib al Hasan, Bangladesh’s brand-new T20I captain, remarked on Saturday (August 20) that anyone who thinks the team’s fortunes may change in a day or two is living in a fool’s paradise.

In an effort to turn things around because they are far behind in the shortest format, the BCB named Shakib as their new captain until the upcoming T20 World Cup.

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In order to test if Sridharan Sriram’s experience can benefit Bangladesh in the next international assignments, which include the Asia Cup and a tri-series with Pakistan in New Zealand, BCB has decided to add him as their technical director.

The board has additionally said that split coaching will be implemented starting with the 2019 Asia Cup. As a result, Russell Domingo’s tenure as the all-formats head coach in Bangladesh will come to an end.

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As the board is not satisfied with Domingo’s strategy in T20Is, BCB high-ups are anticipated to meet with him in this respect. Bangladesh has won just 19 of its previous 46 games, and in the 11 T20Is they have played since the World Cup, they have won just two and lost one due to inclement weather.

Shakib, on the other hand, didn’t seem completely secure in all of these decisions but wanted to make sure that no one continued to believe that any one element could significantly alter the team’s T20s strategy. The all-around player pleaded with everyone to be patient and added that if they can do well in the World Cup that comes after the Asia Cup, it will show that they are at least moving in the right direction.

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Shakib admitted to reporters in Dhaka, “I have no goals.” “The World Cup is my entire focus, and these are the steps we are taking to get there.

“We are living in a fool’s kingdom if someone believes that they can change things in one or two days or that someone else will come and change them. If you have the capacity for practical thought, you will recognize our true progress when the team performs admirably at the World Cup in three months.

“As you can see, we initially used this version (format) in 2006. Except for the Asia Cup final, we haven’t had any successful outcomes since. We are forced to start over because we are far behind where this version left off.

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Shakib continued by saying that he does not anticipate Sriram, who will arrive tomorrow, to perform miracles right away. “I don’t believe there are many things to anticipate from him because he (Sriram) has been a member of an Australian squad for five years, and because our World Cup will also be held in Australia, his experience will be useful for us.


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